Suspect Charged in March Fatal Shooting at 4700 Market Street

May 31, 2019
 
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one man and the wounding of another man at 4700 Market Street about 9:10 a.m. on March 7.  

The suspect, Lavonie Demon Land (b/m, 35), is charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 228th State District Court.  A booking photo of Land is attached to this news release.

One victim, Jose Juvenal Gonzalez, 30, was transported to an area hospital where he died on March 9.  The second victim, Jose Miguel Gonzales, 20, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.  

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant A. Turner and Officer J. Flores reported:

The victims, who are brothers, were at a convenience store at the above address when one of them began arguing with an unknown suspect.  The suspect then produced a gun and began shooting, striking both victims multiple times.  The suspect then fled the scene.

Further investigation led to the identity of Land as the suspect in this case.  Land was charged on Tuesday (May 28) while in the Harris County jail for a separate aggravated assault charge.
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The Houston Fire Department Announces 8th Annual “Operation: Save A Life” Safety Campaign

May 31, 2019
WFire Chief Samuel Peña and representatives from Kidde and Home Depot will announce the kick-off of the continued partnership “Operation Save a Life” public safety campaign.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) data, working smoke alarms in a reported fire cut the risk of dying in half and help prevent needless injuries to residents and emergency responders.

As part of the campaign, Kidde is donating its Worry-Free smoke alarms featuring a sealed-in 10-year battery that provides 24/7 fire safety protection. Kidde is also launching a series of public service announcements aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.As a joint sponsor in the Operation Save a Life initiative, The Home Depot will be hosting Save a Life Saturday events at select Houston-area stores.
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BARC TO HOST 3rd ANNUAL SENIOR PROM

May 29, 2019
HOUSTON – You are cordially invited to BARC’s 3rd Annual Senior Prom. Pet owners may bring their senior dogs and cats to partake in festivities. If you don’t have a silver haired furry friend, you may just leave the prom with a new roommate. BARC’s senior pets — dogs and cats 5 years and over — will be available for $5 adoption fees during the event.
 When: Friday May 31, 2019
            6 pm – 8 pm
               
Where: 3300 Carr St.
              Houston, TX 77026 
The Senior Prom Event highlights will include: $5 adoption fees for all adoptable senior pets Pets available for foster care   Official prom portraits by Nature Dog Photography  Gifts, giveaways, and prizes for senior pets donated by PetSmart, Kriser’sNatural Pet, Pur•E•Sense, and more!  Prom attire is encouraged but not required to participate in the “Best Dressed” prom costume contests for both human and pet attendees!  And of course, what prom would be complete without music, dancing, decorations, and refreshments? 
 
“We are very excited to host such a unique event for the community and for our own senior pets. We hope the community opens their homes to senior pets,” said Jennifer Barrera Wandrey, Outreach Manager at BARC.  
 
The simplest, but most powerful thing Houstonians can do to help BARC and pets throughout the community is to foster, volunteer, donate and adopt. If you are unable to permanently adopt a pet but would like to help animals in need, BARC encourages you to consider becoming a volunteer or a foster pet parent at BARC. By getting animals into foster homes, BARC has more space for additional animals as they enter the shelter.   
 
About BARC 
BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoption Center, takes in more than 25,000 animals annually regardless of behavior, breed, or medical condition.  BARC works each day to improve the health and safety of Houstonians and their pets by pioneering programs such as low cost and no cost spay/neuter services, mobile adoptions, transfer/rescue partnerships, and community outreach. Through these programs and with support from community partners, BARC’s live release rate has improved from single-digits in 2009 to an 85% in 2019. 
 
Visit www.houstonbarc.com or www.houstonbarcfoundation.org for more information. 
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Se conmemora a los caídos de las guerras en el Cementerio Nacional de Los Angeles

May 28, 2019

Bereavision TV Los Angeles, CA.- El Memorial Day en los Estados Unidos se celebra con reuniones en los cementerios donde han sido sepultados los cuerpos de los soldados que han caído en las guerras a lo largo de la historia.

La fuerzas militares de Estados Unidos han sido protagonistas de muchas batallas desde la Guerra Civil, la Primera y Segunda Guerra Mundial, la Guerra de Corea, Vietnam y últimamente las Operaciones del Desierto en Irak y el Golfo Pérsico.

En el Cementerio Nacional de Los Angeles se dio honor a los mas de 88 mil soldados que yacen en las tumbas conmemorativas adornadas con una bandera de Estados Unidos y un clavel rojo o blanco.

Miembros del Servicio Militar de alto rango estuvieron presentes a lo mismo que embajadores representantes de varios países.

El alcalde de Los Angeles Eric Garcetti estuvo presente para honrar la memoria de los soldados caídos y dirigió unas palabras en Español en las que menciono que el memorial era muy personal porque su abuelo fue miembro del ejercito y recibió la ciudadania por haber servido a este país.

En esta reunión también se anunció que próximamente el Cementerio Nacional de Los Angeles inaugurará nuevos campos con cupo de 90 mil sepulturas para veteranos de guerra que necesiten este servicio.

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Protesta en Contra de la nueva ley “Heart Beat” “Latido del corazón”

May 25, 2019

Atlanta, GA-Bereavision-En el Capitolio del estado de Georgia, más de mil mujeres y hombres de todas las edades se reunieron para protestar en contra de la nueva ley “Heart Beat” “Latido del corazón” que se aprobó el 7 de Mayo de este año.
Los oradores claves fueron algunos líderes locales y los activistas motivaron a las personas a seguir luchando contra de esta ley, la cuál al no bloquearse entrará en vigor el 1 de Enero del 2020.


El mitín estuvo lleno de energía por parte de los manifestantes que expresaron su oposición al gobernador Brian Kemp y a una de las leyes de aborto más estrictas de la nación.


Las mujeres expresaron sus opiniones sobre cómo el proyecto de ley promovería viejos métodos de aborto los cuales son fatales para las mujeres ” los abortos no se acabaran, solo pondrán en riesgo la vida de las mujeres” decían. Una de las organizadoras de la protesta también expresó su opinión de que el aborto es un derecho humano fundamental. Los derechos de la comunidad LGBTQ y minorías también han sufriendo del acceso a los abortos.

La coordinadora de Planned Parenthood expresó que las personas deberían tener Compasión para uno mismo y compasión para otros.
Y dejo el mensaje para Brian Kemp “nos vemos en la corte”.

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The Houston Fire Department Recommends Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend Activities

May 24, 2019
The Houston Fire Department Recommends Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend Activities
As we remember those who have died in our Nation’s service, this Memorial Day Weekend, the Houston Fire Department urges citizens to follow some simple safety tips.

Barbecue Grill Safety Tips

◾Portable barbecue pits, charcoal grills and other open-flame cooking devices outside of a building should not be operated on combustible balconies or located within 10 feet of combustible walls or roofs or other combustible materials.

◾When igniting the barbecue charcoal, citizens should use a charcoal lighter, not gasoline. Gasoline can flash violently in and around the pit causing serious injuries to anyone in the area of the flash. A fire extinguisher or charged garden hose should be handy while the fire is burning. Check the pit frequently to insure that it is okay.

◾Hot ash and coals from barbecue pits and charcoal burners should be placed in a non-combustible container until cooled or thoroughly saturated with water, before being disposed of.
 
Heat Related Medical Emergencies

The Houston Fire Department reminds citizens about the importance of taking safety measures when outdoors to avoid heat-related medical emergencies, this also includes making sure caregivers “Look Before They Lock” for children left in vehicles. Also, remember that pets should never be left in a vehicle on a warm or hot day.

◾Before conducting outdoors activities and feeling thirsty, drink plenty of water and electrolyte-replacement beverages. Avoid beverages or food sources with caffeine, alcohol or large amounts of sugar because these can actually result in the loss of body fluid. Most popular sodas contain high levels of sugar and should be avoided when conducting strenuous activity. Avoid drinking alcohol the evening before conducting strenuous exercise as alcohol increases .

◾Conduct outdoor work or exercise in the early morning or evening when it is cooler. Individuals unaccustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment need to start slowly and gradually increase heat exposure over several weeks. Take frequent breaks in the shade or in an air-conditioned facility.

◾A wide-brimmed, loose-fitting hat that allows ventilation helps prevent sunburn and heat-related emergencies. A tight-fitting baseball cap is not the best choice when conducting strenuous outdoors activities. Sunscreen also helps protect injury from the sun’s rays and reduces the risk of sunburn.

◾Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing that permits the evaporation of perspiration. Do not leave children, senior citizens or pets unattended in a vehicle.
 
Pool and Water Safety

◾Active, focused, adult supervision is the most important safety measure to prevent a water-related tragedy involving a child. The vast majority of children who drown in pools do so in the backyards of their own homes or of relatives.

◾Never leave a child alone near water, always watch your children around swimming pools

◾Enroll children over the age of 3 in swimming lessons taught by qualified instructors. However, swimming lessons don’t make your child “drown proof.” Remember, flotation devices are not a substitute for supervision.

◾Use approved flotation devices

◾If your apartment has a pool, inspect the fence and gate. If the gate does not lock or you find any other defects with the fence, report it to the apartment management immediately.

◾Bring a cell phone to the pool in case of emergency

◾Standing water is the #1 cause of slips and falls around a pool. NO RUNNING on the pool deck!

◾Always have a first aid kit and emergency contacts handy

◾Watch for dangerous “TOOs”- Too Tired, Too Cold, Too Far from Safety, Too Much Sun, Too Much Strenuous Activity

◾Pay attention to local weather conditions and forecasts. If lightning and thunder are nearby, get out until the storm has passed.

Teach Children these safety tips:

◾Always swim with a buddy

◾Don’t dive into unknown bodies of water. Jump in feet first to avoid hitting your head on the shallow bottom.

◾Don’t push or jump on others in or around water

◾Swim in supervised areas only

◾Obey all rules and posted signs
 
HFD also recommends parents and guardians learn CPR. Seconds count if a person drowns and performing CPR quickly and correctly can save their life. For more information on local CPR classes, please contact the American Red Cross , your local hospitals or medical schools.
 
Additional safety tips may be found on the HFD website atwww.houstonfire.org
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Fire Chief Sam Pena Announces 5 New Ambulances

May 24, 2019
Fire Chief Sam Pena Announces Five New Ambulances Heading to Houston Fire Stations
HOUSTON –  Houston fire stations are set to receive 5 new Frazer built ambulances in the next few weeks.  Mayor Turner approved $900,000 in additional funds to purchase the ambulances.  The units will likely be housed at  Stations 12, 3, 24, 40 and 49. HFD has added 28 EMS units since July 2018. Mayor Turner has also approved funding for 5 additional EMS units.
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Suspect Charged, Wanted in Fatal Shooting at 12300 Aldine Westfield Road

May 22, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 12300 Aldine Westfield Road about 7:10 p.m. on May 14.

The suspect, Martin Vela (H/m, 26), is charged with murder in the 180th State District Court.  He is not in custody.  A previous booking photo of Vela is attached to this news release.

The victim, Arnoldo Moreno, 26, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives T. Fay and T. Terry reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at Keith-Weiss Park at the above address and found Mr. Moreno deceased next to a pickup truck.  Witnesses reported the shooter fled on foot into the nearby park woods.  

Further information led to the identification of Vela as a suspect in this case and, on Tuesday (May 21), he was charged with murder.  He remains wanted at this time.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Vela or on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 1400 East 36th Street

May 22, 2019
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a man at 1400 East 36th Street about 4:05 p.m. on Saturday (May 18).  

The suspect, Joshua Ofaron Williams (b/m, 34), is charged with murder in the 209th State District Court.  He is accused in the death of Eugene B. Scott, 40, who was pronounced deceased at an area hospital.  

A booking photo of Williams is attached to this news release.  

HPD Homicide Division Detectives L. Patterson and M. Arrington reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address.  A witness stated Mr. Scott was walking up the street when a suspect drove up in a white Dodge Avenger with the driver’s side window down.  The suspect pointed a gun out the window and fired several shots at Scott, striking him multiple times.  The suspect fled the scene in the vehicle.  Paramedics transported Scott to the hospital.  

At about 8:30 p.m. that same evening, Williams was found intoxicated behind the wheel of a wrecked white Dodge Avenger.  He was taken into custody and, at that time, charged with driving while intoxicated in Harris County Criminal Court #9.  Further investigation determined his involvement in Scott’s death and, on Sunday (May 19) he was charged with murder.  
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